State principals of the year from around the country traveled to Washington, D.C., for a week of networking, professional development, and meetings with their members of Congress during NASSP’s annual Principal of the Year Institute. The week (September 15–18) provided principals with the opportunity to network with peers, learn about federal education legislation, and advocate for their schools and their profession.
During a professional development day, the principals took part in an Edcamp session, where they spent time discussing and sharing ideas about various topics including increasing student voice, improving math outcomes, and teacher evaluations. The principals then traveled to Capitol Hill the following day to meet with their members of Congress.
A recognition breakfast and awards program was also held to honor the 2016 national principal of the year finalists: Patricia Fry of Massachusetts, Kyle Hoehner of Nebraska, and Alan Tenreiro of Rhode Island. During the Institute, a panel of judges interviewed the finalists to select the winner of the national title. The 2016 NASSP National Principal of the Year will be announced during National Principals Month in October at a surprise ceremony at the principal’s school.
To view a recap of the Institute, featuring #poy15 photos and posts from the principals’ social media accounts, view the Storify slideshow below or click here.